Hi, we have had a TiVo since February. It is a really good DVR, but every few weeks it stops loading the EPG. As soon as I realise that there is only a few days of EPG left I check the network settings and it says 'Connection Attempt Failed' and 'Network Cable Unplugged'. I have to disconnect and reconnect the cable for the Wireless Network Adapter and then it connects fine. I have tried restarting the TiVo and the router and reconnecting it to the WiFi but that didn't fix it. Does anyone else have this problem and does anyone have a solution?
eth: The three options when setting up the network are 1) Get automatically from the DHCP server (typical) 2) Let me specify a static IP address 3) Let the TiVo assign itself an IP address
Which is the best option?
2 - set a static ip address. Typically the router will give out a range of ip address, you need to set one outside of that range. Ie, my router has a ip address or 192.168.0.1. The routers dhcp server serves ip addresses from 192.168.0.50 - 192.168.0.150.
For my setup I would pick a number outside of the range, ie, 192.168.0.25 as it is not in the range and not in use. I'd then set the tivo address to be 192.168.0.25 and the gateway address to be 192.168.0.1. If it needs dns server, that would also be 192.168.0.1.
That way, the tivo would not be dependent on the router to give it its ip address.
The other way that was mentioned was to, on the router, set a fixed ip address for your tivo. It will be something like mac address - ip address where you would put in the mac address of the tivo and tell the router to always give it the same ip address. As the tivo may not be renewing the ip address correctly from the dhcp server in the router, it is possable this way may have the same issue.